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And We Wonder Why This Happens?

The United States is a wicked nation.  It is a nation of depraved people.  The vast majority of Americans need the gospel and the Church is sleeping in the light while the world is perishing in the dark.  What we need is a mighty move of God.  We need a radical transformation in our culture that can only come through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What amazes me is that many people wonder about the murdering in the United States.  Many blame guns or this or that.  The bottom line is that our nations is sowing these seeds with our sinning.  Our movies are full of corruption and violence.  Our television programs are full of corruption and violence.  Many of our songs (especially hard-core rap music) is full of corruption and violence.  And then we wonder why people are corrupt and violent?  The answer is not because of morality.  The answer is that what a man sows, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7).  Sow violence, reap violence.  Sow immorality, reap immorality.  Sow wickedness, reap wickedness.  People want to cast blame on everything and everyone but the truth is that the blame for our murdering, our abortions, our rampages, our filthy tongues, is us!  We have sown to our flesh and this is what we get when we abandon God (Romans 1:18-32; 2 Timothy 3:1-5).

The Church must turn this tide.  She can do this in the power of the gospel (Romans 1:16-17).  The answer for our nation is not found in politicians or endless debating over this right or that right.  It is found in the truth that always sets free, always transforms: the gospel (2 Corinthians 5:17).  The gospel will end violence.  The gospel will end abortion.  The gospel will end rape.  The gospel will end adultery.  The gospel will end homosexuality.  The gospel will end wickedness.  The gospel will usher in the power and presence of a holy God.  The gospel will produce safe cities and towns.  The gospel alone!

Call me simple-minded but I honestly believe that the answer for our ills is the gospel.  Sinners need the gospel.  They don’t need more hyped up churches low on doctrine, low on repentance, low on holiness, low on prayer.  They need houses of God where He is coming in power to sanctify His people (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24).  The gospel doesn’t save us in our in sins but from our sins (Matthew 1:21; 26:28).  Whom the Lord saves, He sanctifies (Acts 15:9).  Jesus brings a complete new life to us when He saves us (John 3:1-7).  Jesus changes our minds, our hearts, our love, our desires, our passions, our zeal, our goals, our marriages, our raising of our children, our world-views.  Jesus completely sets us free from sin (John 8:31-38).  Jesus completely forgives and He gives us the power to overcome sin by His grace (1 John 2:1).  Jesus delivers!

That message, the message of Jesus, is what we need in our nation right now.  I urge you to pray for souls to be saved by the millions in the United States (1 Timothy 2:1-6).  I urge you to pray for our leaders to repent even openly of our national sins.  I urge you to pray for this nation of wickedness, this nation that has sown seeds of sin, to repent (Acts 3:19-20).  I urge you to do all you can for the kingdom of Christ to come.  Pray.  Give.  Fast.  Worship.  Evangelize.  This will change our nation.  One person at a time (Matthew 28:19).  The Church doesn’t need to stand up or down on gun rights or other political issues.  She needs to pray and allow the Holy Spirit to move us in the streets with the gospel (Acts 1:8).  The Church needs to fall on our faces, repent of being friends with the world (James 4:4) and start changing our nation with the power of the Holy Spirit.  Times are dark but it is not too late for the light and truth of Jesus Christ to shine and set captives free.  He can do it by His power as we preach Him!

If we don’t do this, if we don’t preach the gospel, murder, rape, etc. will continue and will only get worse!  The answer is the gospel (1 Corinthians 2:1-5).

Written by The Seeking Disciple

12/17/2012 at 4:50 PM

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